Shahid Afridi ignites Indian media with his IPL remarks

Shahid Afridi ignites Indian media with his IPL remarks

ISLAMABAD - Shahid Afridi has again ignited Indians with his remarks over IPL. He said that he won't be returning to the Indian Premier League even if Pakistan players get the approval to play in the tournament.

"Even if they call me, I won't go to the IPL. My PSL (Pakistan Super League) is the biggest and there will be a time that it leaves the IPL behind. I am enjoying the PSL, I don't have any need for the IPL. I'm not interested in it and never was," the former all-rounder added.

"I am a soldier of my country. My country is my honour and Pakistan is everything for me. If I had not been a cricketer, I would have joined the army," he said. Shahid Afridi's tweet against the situation in India occupied Kashmir has drawn severe of criticism on social media with cricketers like Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar etc.

But the 38-year-old feels he spoke the truth and isn't worried about the response that he got from what he wrote.

"I'm not worried about the response to my tweet from some. I believe I spoke the truth and I have the right to speak the truth," Afridi told a website called

Afridi on Tuesday said, "appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self-determination & independence. Wonder where is the @UN & other int bodies & why aren't they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?".